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Are Tenants Worth the Risk?

Are Tenants Worth the Risk?


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Can a vacant property be worth more than one that’s rented? Although the “income” in income property investing typically comes from rents paid consistently by tenants, landlord/investors frustrated by tenant problems may find that it’s a smarter strategy to leave a property vacant over time....

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Millennials --The Labor Market’s Lost Generation

Millennials –The Labor Market’s Lost Generation


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New labor statistics are out for May 2013, with 175,000 new jobs added. That’s good news for an employment picture that’s remained stagnant for some time. But some economists fear that this upturn is far from the numbers needed to jumpstart the economy, particularly since one group – the “millennials”...

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Streamlined Modifications:  Document-Free Mortgage Help

Streamlined Modifications: Document-Free Mortgage Help


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Even though indications are that the housing market is looking up after the disastrous crash a few years ago, the mortgage lending industry is still digging itself out of some very deep holes. Among the numerous problems facing major lenders both private and federal is the lingering issue of delinquent...

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How Can Mortgage Shopping Hurt Your Credit Score?

How Can Mortgage Shopping Hurt Your Credit Score?


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Mortgage debt is good debt. But in the arcane world of credit scoring, even the process of applying for a mortgage can raise red flags on an applicant’s credit report and lower scores. Careful time management, say financial advisers, can help borrowers avoid taking a hit to the credit score while trying...

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Buying Property? Plan Ahead

Buying Property? Plan Ahead


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Everybody needs a place to live, says Jason Hartman, and that’s why real estate remains a solid investment that can weather many of the ups and downs of the economy in general. And now, continued low interest rates and a housing market on the rebound combine to create new opportunities in income property...

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Is a New Housing Bubble on the Horizon?

Is a New Housing Bubble on the Horizon?


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Since the housing collapse of the mid-2000s, housing experts and financial analysts have been on the lookout for signs of a new housing bubble on the horizon. Now, amid news of rising housing prices and shortages of homes for sale, some fear that the reappearance of no-interest loan products may be the...

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Lawyer Scams Target thT Housing Market

Lawyer Scams Target thT Housing Market


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If Nigerian money transfers and fake refinancing promotions weren't enough, scammers keep coming up with still more ways to defraud and otherwise take advantage of unwary or struggling homeowners and income property investors. Now, new warnings about real estate scams focus on ways fake real estate attorneys...

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Wronged Homeowners Get Bouncing Settlement Checks

Wronged Homeowners Get Bouncing Settlement Checks


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It’s been nearly four years since a group of the nation’s largest mortgage lenders agreed to a settlement in lawsuits charging them with fraud, wrongful evictions and other abuses in the “robosigning” scandal of 2008-9. Now, according to a New York Times update, checks from the settlement are...

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What’s in a Home:  Changing Priorities in Housing

What’s in a Home: Changing Priorities in Housing


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“Owning a home is the keystone of wealth, both financial affluence and emotional security,” says financial guru Suze Orman. But as America ages, suffers financial instability and becomes more diverse, the definition of “home” is changing – and that creates new opportunities – and challenges...

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10 Red Flags for Real Estate Scams

10 Red Flags for Real Estate Scams


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Real estate fraud takes many forms and targets all areas of the housing market, with an impact on investors, homeowners and renters all over the country. Because these schemes can be hard to spot, we’ll wrap up this week’s intermittent series on housing related fraud with a rundown of the Federal...

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